Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:18 UTC, submitted by gireesh
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It's been a troubling couple of weeks for Mandriva, but I decided not to report on it since I found it hard to unravel the events leading up to all this. Now, though, the story has come to its (logical) conclusion: now that most of Mandriva's employees have been laid off, they came together and forked Mandriva. Enter Mageia.
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RE[2]: Linux distro #37264828737
by WereCatf on Mon 20th Sep 2010 00:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux distro #37264828737"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Oh dear, you aren't on about that again are you?

Here, do yourself a favour and do some reading:
http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2010/09/debunking-the-1-myth.html


I don't think he was referring to the amount of people using Linux but instead to the huge amount of distros there are. Atleast it sounds like that to my ear.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I don't think he was referring to the amount of people using Linux but instead to the huge amount of distros there are. Atleast it sounds like that to my ear.


nt_jerkface:
At some point there will be more Linux distros than users.


Linux distros ~= a few hundred
Linux (desktop) users (according to Ballmer): slightly > Mac Osx users ~= 7% of desktop users ~= (rough estimate) 35 million users.

35 million >>> a few hundred.

QED.

Edited 2010-09-20 02:33 UTC

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flynn Member since:
2009-03-19

Linux distros ~= a few hundred
Linux (desktop) users (according to Ballmer): slightly > Mac Osx users ~= 7% of desktop users ~= (rough estimate) 35 million users.

35 million >>> a few hundred.

QED.


Stop taking everything so literally. His comment quite clearly meant that the last thing we need is an yet another linux distro. The numbers themselves are irrelevant, learn to hyperbole.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Dude, it was a joke about the high number of Linux distros.
Jesus, stop being so uptight. What are you, an accountant?

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